The country is now ranked at number 76 out of 200 countries in regards to the average global broadband speed.
An analysis of the world's LTE speeds shows South Africa to have one of the lowest, at an average speed of 8Mbps in Q3.
Broadband is the single biggest driver of change in the technology industry, says Neotel.
Scientists use twisted beams of light to transmit 85 000 times more data per second than broadband cable.
Broadband Internet connection is around 42% slower than the performance claimed by providers.
Four out of five US broadband users are unaware of the speed of their connections, says the FCC.